January 24 / 13.50 Down Royal

13.50 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Coors Mares Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 1f 33y
  • 12 runners
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Coors Mares Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.60
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 082737

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle at Tipperary in October 2020 but no wins since; inconsistent so far this term and beaten a long way out when tailed off at Punchestown last week; feasibly treated if she's on a going day.
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1st

4

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Karen’s Gift

11st 8lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, disputing second after 4 out, pressed leader going okay 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, reduced lead against far rail towards finish, just held on

16/1

2

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 182y

14:50 Clonmel

Karen’s Gift

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Solid runs in defeat in mares' handicaps at Sligo and last month at Tramore; stable back among the winners and certainly respected.

6/1

7th

7

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 200y

13:40 Punchestown

Karen’s Gift

10st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Ran well for a long way when third at Tramore last month; not the most consistent sort and needs her best effort for a while to defy this mark.

13/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 593991 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Stayed on well when taking her form to a new level over C&D last month with Galactica back in third; should remain firmly in the mix from 7lb higher with a repeat of that effort.
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2nd

9

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield, carried left 1st, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, went second going okay 2 out, soon pushed along, jumped slightly right last, soon ridden, kept on well towards finish, just failed

7/2

1st

18

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Kalanisi Dubh

10st 11lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Seamus Fahey

Second reserve; 0-6; placed on handicap debut but not as good twice since.

9th

16

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 61y

13:12 Clonmel

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 1lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Quite modest and seemingly exposed maiden hurdler; very much up against it back in maiden company here.

50/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: U0633

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Five-race maiden over hurdles but has shaped with promising when hitting the frame in her last couple of starts; potential improver on handicap debut with fewer miles on the clock than most.
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3rd

12

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Circus Act

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out, keeping on after 2 out, went third run-in, not reach leaders

9/1

3rd

16

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Circus Act

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

prominent, left in second 2nd, lost second 4th, ridden and went second again before last, kept on but lost second run-in

10/1

Form: 7-2283

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
0-10 over hurdles but back to her best when third of 22 (beaten roughly 6l) at Punchestown last month; needs improvement to be involved for win purposes.
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11th

8

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:42 Punchestown

Thefaithfulindian

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield

8/1

22

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Thefaithfulindian

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Second reserve; mudlark on the Flat is now 0-10 hurdling but best effort for some time when third at Punchestown last month, coming home strongly; okay fourth at Down Royal on Tuesday, again never on terms.

4th

10

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Thefaithfulindian

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

0-10 over hurdles but back to her best when third of 22 (beaten roughly 6l) at Punchestown last month; needs improvement to be involved for win purposes.

9/1

Form: 24379P

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden; promise in maiden hurdles in the summer but has struggled on both starts since returning in October including handicap debut last time; might need a step back up in trip.
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5th

7

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Kelly’s Birr

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Nine-race maiden; promise in maiden hurdles in the summer but has struggled on both starts since returning in October including handicap debut last time; might need a step back up in trip.

28/1

9

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Limerick

Kelly’s Birr

11st 2lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: John Patrick Ryan

Her best form in maidens has been on good ground; could feature if as effective on soft, but that could not be guaranteed; besides, all of her hurdling runs have been over further than this.

10/1

9th

5

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 73y

15:00 Tramore

Kelly’s Birr

10st 13lb

J: B J Cooper

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, dropped to midfield after 8th, ridden and weakened 3 out

12/1

Form: -22652

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; went close to getting off the mark in maiden hurdles and it was a career best when runner-up in a 14-runner handicap hurdle at Tramore earlier this month (beaten 1l); up 3lb and form knocked since but can't be ruled out.
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6th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Knocknagappagh

11st 13lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Seven-race maiden; went close to getting off the mark in maiden hurdles and it was a career best when runner-up in a 14-runner handicap hurdle at Tramore earlier this month (beaten 1l); up 3lb and form knocked since but can't be ruled out.

4/1

2nd

2

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Tramore

Knocknagappagh

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

6/1

5th

6

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:45 Tramore

Knocknagappagh

11st 5lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 2nd, steady headway 2 out, ridden before last, no extra final 110yds

8/1

Form: 625-00

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Thurles in March last term but hasn't built on that since and well held in handicaps on her last two starts.
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12th

2

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Imperial Kate

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

0-8 under Rules; up in trip; last seen finishing seventh over 2m1f at Down Royal a week ago; dropped 2lb; longer trip will suit better but doesn't look like she is ready to strike.

20/1

7th

6

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Imperial Kate

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Thurles in March last term but hasn't built on that since and well held in handicaps on her last two starts.

33/1

14th

10

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Imperial Kate

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Showed ability in maiden hurdles, notably when runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Thurles in March; well held on handicap debut/return to action at Punchestown last month but may be able to kick on with that run under her belt.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 060P3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Flat winner in France and left her previous hurdle form behind when third of 16 here last month behind Kalanisi Dubh; looks well treated from 1lb higher if she can build on that.
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8th

8

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Galactica

11st 3lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner in France and left her previous hurdle form behind when third of 16 here last month behind Kalanisi Dubh; looks well treated from 1lb higher if she can build on that.

4/1

3rd

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Galactica

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won twice on the Flat in Europe; struggled since going over hurdles for this yard including on handicap debut latest when pulled up.

33/1

2

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:15 Clonmel

Galactica

11st 13lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual winner on the Flat in France, including on soft ground; has shown little in three maiden hurdles for this yard but can't be dismissed on handicap debut; check market.

12/1

Form: 513142 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won two handicap hurdles towards the end of her time with Patrick Griffin last year; solid debut for this yard when fourth in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse earlier this month and only beaten 1l on chase debut six days later; needs a bit of progress to defy this mark though.
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9th

3

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Trishknowsbest

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won two handicap hurdles towards the end of her time with Patrick Griffin last year; solid debut for this yard when fourth in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse earlier this month and only beaten 1l on chase debut six days later; needs a bit of progress to defy this mark though.

6/1

2nd

8

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:47 Cork

Trishknowsbest

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won a couple of handicap hurdles for Pat Griffin in the autumn; fourth in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle for her current trainer last Sunday; chasing debut here off her hurdles mark and could get into the shakeup if her jumping stands up.

7/1

4th

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Trishknowsbest

11st 3lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in rear

13/2

Form: 0/00-7

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Went close to getting her head back in front on the level at Dundalk 11 days ago; best hurdle form has come on more testing ground than this; a while since she's shown anything over timber but has become feasibly treated as a result.
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10th

1

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Curious Bride

11st 13lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Went close to getting her head back in front on the level at Dundalk 11 days ago; best hurdle form has come on more testing ground than this; a while since she's shown anything over timber but has become feasibly treated as a result.

14/1

2nd

1

(11)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Curious Bride

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Flat and hurdles winner for Noel Meade; no success yet in nine Flat starts for this stable, and unplaced over hurdles at Fairyhouse recently; disappointing when 11-2 chance in race won by Getaway Queen over C&D in November.

12/1

7th

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Curious Bride

11st 7lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, not fluent 2nd, pressed leader after 5th

25/1

Form: 5P6PPP

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Point winner; unplaced in 12 starts under Rules and pulled up in her last three starts; blinkers now tried.
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11th

11

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Katlaur

10st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Point winner; unplaced in 12 starts under Rules and pulled up in her last three starts; blinkers now tried.

20/1

16

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Katlaur

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: C A McBratney

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, pushed along after 9th, weakened quickly and dropped to rear before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

66/1

Form: 0P-220

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two handicap hurdles at the start of the campaign but was tailed off after a bad mistake at Killarney when last seen in October and now has another absence to defy (off 114 days); others look more appealing.
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5

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Toor Moment

11st 5lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms M Flynn

Runner-up in two handicap hurdles at the start of the campaign but was tailed off after a bad mistake at Killarney when last seen in October and now has another absence to defy (off 114 days); others look more appealing.

25/1

24

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Toor Moment

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms M Flynn

Threatened in handicaps at Tipperary (2m) and Wexford (2m4f) before not giving her running at Killarney three months ago; has a good record when fresh, so that heightens interest.

40/1

3

20th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Toor Moment

11st 10lb

J: Ian Power

T: Ms M Flynn

Went close in a pair of handicap hurdles at the start of the campaign; tailed off on return from four months off last month but made a bad mistake and might come on for that.

7/1

Non-runners

Toor Moment

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Payout
Exacta €54.30
Straight Forecast €58.66
Tricast €232.96
Trifecta €940.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Circus Act

POSTDATA:

Galactica

The Irish Sun:

Knocknagappagh

RP Ratings (IRE):

Circus Act

TOPSPEED:

Circus Act